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Comradeship

A man wearing a cotton white cloak
Flowing down to his bare feet
Leads a horse raved in velvet blue
His face brimming with delight absolute
He travels a narrow mountain path
With his master sitting on horseback
Cloaked in thick black layers
Wrinkled and soiled as deemed
Scorched under the dying sun rays
Face swollen and reddened
With merriment of wine
Consumed plentiful, last night
His body slumped over to better reach
The manservant's profound views
The unlikely pair seems to revel
An attuned comradeship - new found!
As the sun arch softened
And the parched wind blew
A gorged cactus witnessed
The foot imprints of man and horse
Disappearing into the golden sand
As if they had never been!

Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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  • Noel Horlanda (6/2/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    Wonderful lines there mate? A knight, a horse in long white garment, etc. I could imagined how comrade looks like on top of a black or white beast. Nice choice of words, lines flows smoothly and most of all each line gave a picture. I would say full of imagery. Well penned amigo! Thanks

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  • Michael Gale (4/16/2009 12:43:00 PM)

    Great poem, took me in the moment, had me there in spirit.

    God bless us all-MJG.

  • Alison Cassidy (3/21/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    A keenly observed portrayal of your winsome threesome - a Don Quixote-Sancho Panzo pair perhaps? Your final stanza adds an air of etheric mystery to the poem, which tantalizes the reader. Great write. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Fay Slimm (3/20/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    Excellent narrative Deva - - flows onward so the reader has to walk along with the party of three - - then a surprising last line........ all very stylish - - 10 Fay..

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